the spotlight syndrome…

spotlight syndrome

Everyone at one time wants to be in the spotlight.  The problem is a lot of us can’t always pick when that spotlight will shine on us.  It’s not always shining on something good.  Still others try and avoid the spotlight entirely, preferring to stay in the back, in the shadows of the chorus, mouthing the words to the song and getting through the act.  That’s cool too… to a point.  In order for there to be shadows there needs to be light…eventually you’ll have to walk out of the shadows into that light.  Sometimes you’re pushed… other times you’re pulled.  But if you walk right into it, you realize that the light isn’t as bad as you thought.  You’re able to see things that maybe you didn’t know were there.  You see things that are actually better than you thought they’d be and you find things that you need to work on.

You can’t improve yourself by staying in the shadows.  You can’t change by remaining in the shadow…hoping that change will somehow happen when you can’t see it.

Every once in a while, you just need to walk into the spotlight.  Sure, the anticipation sends you on a roller coaster of hurt, anger, nervousness and fear… but that stuff is temporary.  Just get in the light before the bulb burns out and you can’t see.  You only get one bulb, use it.